Originally signed as a non-drafted free agent by the New York Mets in 2000, Huber was traded to Kansas City on July 30, 2004, in exchange for infielder Jose Bautista. Over parts of seven minor league seasons in the Mets (2001-04) and Royals (2005-07) organizations, he is a career .288 hitter (689-for-2391) with 150 doubles, 12 triples, 107 home runs, 456 RBI and 364 runs scored. Huber has posted a career .495 slugging percentage and .383 on-base percentage in his 673 minor league games.
Padres acquire Huber from Kansas City
Huber, 25, played parts of the last three Major League seasons with the Royals, appearing in 19 games at first base and three in left field. In 38 career Big League games, he is 20-for-98 (.204) with four doubles, seven RBI and nine runs scored.
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